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UA Olympic Update
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 08/18/2008
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Aug. 18, 2008

UA Olympic Notes for Monday, Aug. 18

** The U.S. baseball team routed China, 9-0, on Monday, which was the team's second straight victory. The UA's Jason Donald went 0-for-2 with a walk and a runs scored in the contest. Incidentally, Donald reached base three times vs. China, as he was also hit a pitch from two different Chinese hurlers. The win improved the U.S. record to 3-2 in round-robin play.

** Playing seven innings seems to be a rarity for the U.S. softball team as it run-ruled another opponent. This time it was a 9-0, five-inning victory over China. UA's Caitlin Lowe was 1-for-2 with a run scored, while Lovie Jung was 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored. Cat Osterman picked up the win, but former UA pitcher Jennie Finch struck out three in two innings of work. The U.S. softball team is 7-0 so far at the Olympics and all but one of those games has been halted after five innings. The U.S. and China will meet again in the semifinals on Aug. 20

** The Lithuanian men's basketball team closed play in Pool A with a 106-75 loss to Australia. The team had already clinched the top spot in the pool and advanced to the quarterfinals. Former Wildcat Robertas Javtokas tallied four points, two rebounds and a steal in the game. Lithuania will face China in the quarterfinals on Aug. 20.

Olympic Schedule for Tuesday, Aug. 19

Women's Volleyball

Quarterfinals: USA v. Italy

Baseball

USA v. Chinese Taipei

For specific events and times, please check the official 2008 Beijing Olympic schedule at http://en.beijing2008.cn.

For Broadcast Information: NBC-TV plans 1,400 hours of broadcast coverage of the 2008 Beijing Games on a number of channels, including NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, Universal HD, Oxygen and Telemundo. Additionally, 2,200 hours of coverage will be available on-line. For specific broadcast information, please go to http://www.nbcolympics.com.

UA Medal Count

Gold Silver Bronze Total

0 1 0 1

Lacey Nymeyer, USA; women's 4x100-meter relay team (silver)

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